Higher Performance for PROFINET Monitoring

Trebing + Himstedt introduces the new generation of TH LINK for PROFINET

Beginning immediately, Trebing + Himstedt, international supplier of products and services for the optimal use of IT in the production environment, is expanding its range of services for monitoring industrial PROFINET networks. The new TH LINK hardware generation impresses with security, speed and comprehensive performance for automation networks in the process and manufacturing industry.

The intelligent network access TH LINK with integrated monitoring function ensures faultless operation of industrial networks. Thanks to further performance improvements, diagnostic information is recorded, processed and interpreted more quickly – even in heavily populated networks. Cost advantages are also created by the new possibility to simultaneously monitor different address ranges of multiple Class-C networks with only one TH LINK. Common network structures, even those with multiple controllers, are easily recognized and monitored, without requiring changes to the engineering, configuration or topology of the system.

The new TH LINK also scores in the area of security, which is increasingly important to industry. Two Ethernet ports using “Secure Proxy Technology” allow constant secure access to network information. The strict separation of automation IT and office IT offers protection not only against unwanted information loss, but also ensures safe access to all status information from outside the system. A view of the network by maintenance via laptop is therefore easy when underway.

During commissioning or operation, especially of large PROFINET networks, the updated hardware offers several key benefits for documenting plants. Since missing or improperly configured devices can massively impair production processes, TH LINK immediately identifies unplanned devices in the network via DCP. And the fast notification function in case of error now offers even more choices. Alarms using signal horns, lights or messaging in the control system are now easy thanks to the new integrated relay contact.

“Flawlessly functioning networks are the foundation for every production plant.” With the introduction of the new hardware generation of TH LINK, Trebing + Himstedt has “achieved a decisive step in further implementing the requirements of our customers for Ethernet. We are even more effectively meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of both the process and manufacturing industries on the stability of Ethernet networks,” affirms Steffen Himstedt, Managing Director of Trebing + Himstedt.